Featured Articles

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC has announced that it will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET products in the second half of 2015, in late…

More...
AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD has missed earnings targets and is planning a substantial job cuts. The company reported quarterly earnings yesterday and the street is…

More...
Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

As expected, Google has finally released the eagerly awaited Nexus 6 phablet and its first 64-bit device, the Nexus 9 tablet.

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 16 July 2012 09:42

EA seeking rights to Kingdoms of Amalur?

Written by David Stellmack



Would like to see the sequel get made


Frank Gibeau, the President of EA Labels, said he is hopeful that one day a sequel for Kingdom of Amalur will get made and that EA would surely like to be the one who publishes it. Gibeau says that the game got good reviews and that it was terrific.

While Gibeau went on to talk about the creativity of the team that Curt Schilling put together, he expressed his sadness as to how things ended up.

What Gibeau did not say is if Electronic Arts might be one of the parties who are interested in acquiring the rights to Kingdoms of Amalur when it is expected the State of Rhode Island will attempt to sell off both the rights to Kingdoms of Amalur, as well as the unfinished MMO codenamed Copernicus.

While it is expected that Copernicus will be harder sell because it still has a long way to go before being finished, the rights to Kingdoms of Amalur might be an easier sell as pretty much all in possession of the IP, and they could if necessary reinvent the title in building a sequel.

Sources that we have spoken with in the development community suggest that it still might be a risk to take a chance on the Kingdoms of Amalur IP, as the sales of the first one did not set the industry on fire; but the reviews were solid enough that it could be a good franchise to build upon if a developer were looking to own their own IP. “I expect that once the Kingdoms of Amalur IP becomes available for purchase, that a number of both publishers and studios will be interested if the price were right”, one studio head told us.

You can read more comments in from Gibeau here.

http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/kingdoms_of_amalur_reckoning/news/ea_would_love_to_partner_on_kingdoms_of_amalur_reckoning_sequel.html

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments